Age at onset of delusional disorder is dependent on the delusional theme

  title={Age at onset of delusional disorder is dependent on the delusional theme},
  author={N Yamada and Shigemi Nakajima and Takahiro Noguchi},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
The main aim of this study was to investigate whether or not subtypes of delusional disorder diagnosed by DSM‐III‐R show differences in age at onset and sex distribution. All out‐patients first seen at the psychiatry clinic between 1989 and 1994 were diagnosed by DSM‐III‐R. Of 4144 out‐patients, 51 patients (1.2%) were selected as having delusional disorder, and the demographic data and clinical profiles for these subjects were evaluated prospectively by the psychiatrists. Females outnumbered… Expand
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